Kogi Government Declares Public Holiday

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Governor Yahaya Bello-led government has instructed all primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state to observe a compulsory holiday from Friday, November 10 to Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

Vox9ja gathered that the directive was issued by the Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Wemi Jones.

Jones in a statement released on Tuesday, noted that this holiday was in respect of the November 11 governorship election.

He said schools will resume regular academic activities on Wednesday, November 15.

The commissioner further wished all a peaceful election and assured the public of the government’s commitment to providing a secure and conducive environment for the conduct of a free, fair and credible election.

Yahaya Bello Blocked Dino Melaye From Using Lokoja Stadium For Campaign – PDP

In other news, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State of denying its governorship candidate, Dino Melaye, the opportunity to hold the grand finale of his campaign at the Lokoja Stadium.

Speaking with reporters in Abuja on Tuesday, the PDP National Spokesperson, Debo Ologunagba, said the governor denied the party’s request to use the stadium for the governorship campaign finale.

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Ologunagba said the likelihood of violence in the state should not be associated with the opposition PDP because the party is not in charge of the security in the state.

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